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Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Additional Products

The EDOS program is ideal for large companies and government organizations with more than 5,000 users. As part of an EA, customers can subscribe to microsoft online services such as Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online. Services should not be licensed at the company level, but can be reserved for each user. The customer granted either the standard edition or the corporate edition of each service. The validity of the EDOS is three years and is related to an EA. Microsoft`s EA program is designed for companies that take on large obligations to Microsoft products. There are three types of products that can be purchased under the enterprise agreement: enterprise products, additional products and online services. The Enterprise product makes a business contract, “Enterprise.” There are several products classified as business levels – Office Professional, the Windows operating system, the corporate or basic customer access license and some Office 365 subscriptions. A customer must choose to purchase an “Enterprise” product for all its qualified users or qualified devices. You could not say, for example, that we have 10,000 devices, but let us dedicate an EA for 5,000 devices. The “additional product” covers most other products – Visio, Project, Windows Server, Exchange Server, etc. – and these products can be purchased à la carte.

This seems clear, indicating that for the first two years of your agreement, the true agreement is due at least 30 days before the anniversary of the agreement. The third year of true-up? Within 30 days of the expiry date. Note the use of the word “in” 30 days before the expiration date versus “by.” Microsoft frequently (in error) uses this latter interpretation and informs customers of this statement, which means that the report is due 30 days before the contract expires. While it is reasonable for Microsoft to understand last year`s growth in order to prepare a customer price sheet for the renewal contract, your obligation is simply to submit before the contract expires.

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